Located in Monterey, the Highland Medical Center, Inc. (HMC) is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). The medical center opened in 1996 as the first organized healthcare provider to the medically underserved people living in Highland. It also now serves residents from Bath and Augusta Counties in Virginia and Pocahontas and Pendleton Counties in West Virginia.
HMC provides primary health care, dental, physical therapy, behavioral health, and medication dispensary services. Our wellness center is also open to the public. Highland County, one of a small number of designated frontier counties East of the Mississippi, is a remote and mountainous region of Virginia. The closest major hospitals are more than 40-50 miles away.
The mission of Highland Medical Center, Inc. is to provide access to the highest quality primary and preventive care to citizens of the region regardless of their ability to pay. Highland Medical Center serves all residents, although we target those with low income, the elderly and farmers. The medical center was established and supported by citizens within the community without any public funding up to 2003, and community financial support continues to be an important contribution to HMC's ongoing success today.
In 2003, Highland Medical Center received its first funding as a Federally Qualified Health Center. This federal funding has enabled the medical center to expand and improve upon the type and quality of services. As the sole medical / dental provider in Highland County and in remote, surrounding areas, this level of financial support has been critical to our ability to provide access to affordable, quality healthcare. The medical center's presence within the region has helped the county and surrounding areas provide economic growth and stability.
Highland Medical Center
P.O. Box 490 • 120 Jackson River Road • Monterey VA 24465
540-468-3300 • Web site
Dial 911 For Police Sheriff & Rescue Squad
Augusta Medical Center - Wayne H. Davis
PO Box 1000 • Fishersville VA 22939
540-332-4802 • Fax: 540-332-4809
Bath County Community Hospital
PO Drawer Z • Hot Springs VA 24445
540-839-7000 • Fax: 540-839-7060
Highland Co. Rescue Squad Inc.
PO Box 268 • Monterey VA 24465
Highland Co. Sheriff's Office
PO Box 485 • Monterey VA 24465
Highland Co. Vol. Fire Dept.
PO Box 267 • Monterey VA 24465
540-468-2484 (Monterey Office) • 540-474-2484 (Blue Grass Sub.)
Highland Medical Center
PO Box 490 • Monterey VA 24465
540-468-3300 • Fax: 540-468-3301
McDowell Vol. Fire Dept.
McDowell VA 24458
540-396-3445 (McDowell Office) • 540-396-6245 (Doe Hill Sub.)
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Highland County, like many rural areas, relies heavily on volunteer organizations to suplement the taxpayer-based resources
available to the residents. Community involvement is a way of life in Highland County.